Port Adelaide Guineas nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Port Adelaide Guineas. The Port Adelaide Guineas will be run on Saturday 16th April at Morphettville racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ALITTLE LOOSE F 3 Michael Kent
2 BALLYBRIT F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
3 BATTLE BREWING G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
4 BURTON G 3 David Brideoake
5 CHENERS G 3 Sue Jaensch
6 COLONEL CUSTER (NZ) C 3 Phillip Stokes
7 COOL TARGET G 3 Richard Jolly
8 DROPPED G 3 Jon O’Connor
9 DUKE OF BONEO (NZ) G 3 Darren Weir
10 GAGOSIAN G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
11 GUNGA GALUNGA G 3 Pat Cannon
12 HARDERN G 3 David Brideoake
13 HOWARD BE THY NAME C 3 Darren Weir
14 MAIL IT IN G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
15 METRO COWBOY G 3 Daniel Clarken
16 MOSS GO NOW G 3 Stephen Theodore
17 PATCH ADAMS C 3 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
18 RONG DOOR REGGIE G 3 Matt Laurie
19 ROYAL RUMBLE G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
21 SEEK TO DESTROY G 3 John Croucher
22 SOHOOL C 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
23 WAR LEGEND (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney


Lucia Valentina has produced a last-to-first finish to win the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick.

Going into Sydney’s richest race on an abbreviated autumn campaign, Lucia Valentina was having only her second start since running in the Hong Kong Cup in December.

In what is a career-best run, Lucia Valentina ($8) overcame difficulties at the top of the straight to beat the favourite The United States ($4.60) with and Happy Clapper ($8) taking the minor placing.

It gave jockey Damien Oliver his third win for the meeting on Saturday and his second for Lucia Valentina’s trainer Kris Lees.

Oliver said he had to ride his luck from the top of the straight after the mare was outpaced and settled at the tail of the field.

“She couldn’t go with them at all early,” Oliver said.

“But if you leave her alone she will reward you late.”

Oliver took his chances to make his run between horses but he admitted the task might have been beyond Lucia Valentina.

“At the furlong (200 metres) (the race) was all over,” he said.

“I went from the outhouse to the penthouse from the 400 (metres) to the 200 (metres).”

Happy Clapper had to be vetted after the Doncaster Mile runner-up became agitated in the barrier stalls.

Lucia Valentina banked $2.4 million for her victory, taking her career earnings to more than $6.5 million from seven wins in 27 starts.

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